Knowledge, Experts and Accountability in School Governing Bodies

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Young, H (2018). Knowledge, Experts and Accountability in School Governing Bodies. BELMAS Annual Conference: Education Policy and Sustainability: global perspectives from the field of educational leadership. Windsor 06 - 08 Jul 2018 BELMAS.
AuthorsYoung, H
TypeConference presentation
Abstract

School governing bodies in England have considerable powers and responsibilities with regard to the education of pupils. This article explores how power relations operate, within governing bodies, through struggles over which types of knowledge are claimed and valued. The article draws
on the analysis of policy and on ethnographic research in the governing bodies of four maintained schools to explore the complex interactions between lay, educational and managerial knowledge. The article suggests that educational and managerial expertise are privileged over lay knowledge.
Hence, the concept of ‘lay’ knowledge, which is attached to external governors, is easily coopted
by managerial knowledge as it does not have alternative expert knowledge attached to it.

Year2018
PublisherBELMAS
Web address (URL)https://www.belmas.org.uk/Annual-Conference-2018
Accepted author manuscript
Publication dates
Print06 Jul 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Jun 2019
Accepted06 Jun 2018
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